Table 1

 Serum hormones, tender points, and age in healthy volunteers (HV) and patients with fibromyalgia (FM) with (+D) and without (−D) a Beck Depression Inventory Scale score ⩾17

All FM (n = 63)FM−D (n = 31)FM+D (n = 32)HV (n = 38)
Values are shown as mean (SD).
*Significantly different from HV (p<0.05); † significantly different from patients with FM+D (p<0.05).
Age (years)29.1 (7.6)28.3 (8.1)29.8 (7.2)29.5 (7.3)
BDI score22.9 (12.5)*12.9 (4.8)33.0 (9.3)*13.7 (5.3)
Tender points (n)12.3 (1.6)*11.6 (0.8)*†13.1 (1.8)*1.5 (1.6)
Luteinising hormone (IU/l)9 (9)12 (11)*†6 (5)7 (5)
Follicle stimulating hormone (IU/l)6 (3)6 (4)6 (3)6 (7)
Progesterone (nmol/l)14 (20)14 (16)14 (26)10 (12)
Oestradiol (pmol/l)430 (310)470 (270)390 (350)310 (180)
Prolactin (μg/l)25 (27)32 (37)18 (8)18 (10)
Cortisol (nmol/l)300 (140)*330 (150)280 (140)*380 (180)